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Oct 31, 2012 2:35am EDT
it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thing you can save? >> nothing i can really identify. except for the kitchen tile and bathroom tile. >> reporter: while the cause is unknown, there is no question the fire was ferocious. the flames were fed by hurricane-force winds. hydrants were submerged. fire engines stranded helplessly blocks away by rising f floodwaters. >> in a community of 4,200 homes. of a community that lost the most people during 9/11. firefighters and cops, and during 9/11. this community was hit horribly tonight. the people here -- are amazing people. people with a lot of pride to them. and they're keeping it, and people i have spoken to tonight, they're going to rebuild. and somehow the
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Oct 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empty. everything just shut down. there is no mass transit, limited flights. people are urged simply to stay home. >> officials warn the storm could leave millions without power. we're going to tell you how communities are coping and how long it could be out. >> worst-case scenario here, seven to ten days some areas will be without power. up to 10 million people will be in the dark starting sometime tomorrow -- or later today, i should say. >> which is why it's so crucial that if you're anywhere in the area of the storm, that you have stocked up on supplies. >> yes, yes. batteries, flashlights, candles, nonperishable food, all that stuff. >>> as for the campaign, campaign for president, enters the final stretch, of course, hurricane sandy giving candidates trouble. 16, 17 events canceled. president working with fema. so definitely affecting the election right at, incredibly, a pivotal time. >> mm-hmm.
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Oct 30, 2012 2:35am EDT
,"'m maria menounos here in new york city. mario, i'm on the hudson river where the winds have picked up, the water is quickly rising and the storm is about to break. >> we have been watching some trulyllhilling images today -- massive waves, houses slammed, reporters dragged into the ocean. >> yeah, mario, i is gegetting scary out here. we're getting pelted with rain and it's only going to get worse. >> millions of americans in danger, a once-in-a-century super storm seemingly hell bent on wreaking a path of total destruction up a down the east coast. homes washing away. >> parts breaking off and falling into the ocean. >> reporting washing away. >> whoa! >> 60 million people will be impacted. >> this is one for the record books. >> closed, shut, blaring front-page nds sandy's path. journalists putting their lives on the line to cover the mster maelstrom. >> it's biting ice pelts slamming across us. >> cbs's chip reid caught in a sudden storm surge. >> whoa! >> that wave just came roaring over. >> abc matt gutman and his cameraman swamped by a wall of water trying to escape to higher
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 2:35am EDT
the nation's midsection. showers in the twin cities. chicago and detroit. going to be stormy from seattle to portland. >> 60 in the pacific northwest. mostly 50s from kansas city to detroit. 70s from new york to atlanta. >>> something incredible now from a high school football game last night in spokane, central valley down by 3 against shadow park. they needed a field goal to send the game into ot. ready? >> no problem for austin rico. all he did was step up and nail this 67-yard field goal. 67. >> yeah, 67. >> keep in mind the nfl record is 63 yards. done by four guys. >> i think this guy is going places. the game went to ot. at 55, central valley went on to win. 62-55. >> plenty of room. could have made it from 72. >> 67 yards. that's awesome. think he's got a future. yeah. >> uh-huh. >> speaking of amazing brings to mind the "world news now" nfl picks competition. >> voting for this week's games is now open. we are open for business at wnnfans.com. go there, check out the featured games. see who we all picked. vote for yoyour own picks. help me take down the guys. >> who might
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Oct 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> this morning there are growing worries about the hurricanes impact on major u.s. cities. and increasing preparation in case of the worst. it's friday, october 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. happy friday, everybody. even though it doesn't seem like a happy friday, all the kind of news that we have to report today. man, it is kind of a dark day. there are fears this morning, first with the weather that hurricane sandy could be what forecasters call a perfect storm. >> what does that mean? it means if conditions are right, this hurricane could pose a grave threat to the east coast mixing wind, rain, cold temperature, all of that. we will have much more on sandy in a moment. first a look at the other stories we are following this half-hour. >>> an absolutely heartbreaking story here on new york's upper west side. a mother comes home from running errand to discover her two toddlers stabbed to death inside their apartment. police say the nanny did it and then tried to take her own li
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Oct 30, 2012 1:40am PDT
part of the city that never sleeps is in the dark. the wall of a four story building collapsed in manhattan exposing apartments inside. no one was injured. at least seven storm related deaths have been reported in connecticut, maryland and five in new york including three children. public transportation for more than 12 million people came to a halt in new york, flil and washington, d.c. when the eye of the storm passed over atlantic city the winds abated and clouds parted and full moon came out. >>> 60 million people will be impacted by this storm. fema has pledged over 3 beaten $5 billion for the cleanup if necessary. >> carolyn: and it's not just wind and rain punishing people. schools are closed in south carolina and blizzard warnings in west virginia. sandhya patel is here to show us where the storm is. >> check out doppler radar. you will see this storm is covering a large part of the east coast. there is snow falling right now and rain continues to batter the east coast. we'll show you where the snow is falling right now. it is extending from colombia, ohio, down to west vi
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Oct 5, 2012 2:35am EDT
across florida. lingering snow showers in northern minnesota. >> 47 in the twin cities. 50s in the midwest, central plains. 77 in dallas. 80s from new or lanes to new york. and 60s from seattle to salt lake city. >>> well, bee keepers in the region of france have a bizarre phenomenon on their hand. >> they say their bees are producing honey, get this, in shades of blue and green. they can't sell any of the rainbow colored sweet stuff. a preliminary investigation links the problem to residue coming from a nearby m & ms plant. can you believe it? m & ms. blue and green honey, the latest, for french bee keepers, coping with a dwindling supply following a harsh winter. i would eat it in a heartbeat. turn into cereal, pour milk on it. i don't care. >> colored honey. >> marshmallows. >> even bees love m & ms. coming up next who wants to sell a famous bloodied sock, we'll tell you why. >> later the first beatle's song, released 50 years ago, why the fab four had to fight to record it. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i will always be true ♪ so please please love me do ♪ >> annou
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 2:30am EDT
did arrive over the city as the the attack was ending and diplomats were being evacuated which could allow romney. >> it was not a spontaneous demonstration is that what you are saying? while the president has ben out of site at camp david we did get a hint of his plan. highlight the killing of bin laden, end of the iraq war and question mitt romney's overseas trip as a presidential candidate when he wondered about security at london's olympics. >> we remember his duke of hazard's tour of destinations over the summer, where he isrrod countries not friendly to us. >> reporter: both campaigns tell me each of their candidates will figure a way to make points about the economy. arguing a strong economy, strengthens our national security. david kerley, abc news, the white house. >>> and stay with abc news for complete coverage of the debate. it all starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> police in brookfield, wisconsin have found the body of the gunman who opened fire in a day spa sunday morning. they say 45-year-old radcliffe haughton shot himself after killing three women and wou
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Oct 4, 2012 1:40am PDT
regime. >>> and the regime is blaming rebels for a series of bomb blasts in syria's largest city aleppo. three car bombs and explosion caused a massive amount of destruction yesterday. at least 33 people werlled and dozens wounded since the uprising began in march 2011. activists say more than 30,000 people have been killed. >> that number is just beyond staggering, man. >>> in other news this morning -- a new jersey family is thanking a group of good samaritans after escaping a fire in dramatic fashion, all caught on surveillance video. the entire family, a mother and her five kids, jumped out the window of their burning third floor apartment in newark. the 17-year-old went first. landing directly on the sidewalk below. people walking by, gathered under the window to catch the rest of the children and their mom one by one. amazingly there were only minor injuries. >> i have two broken toes. and this foot right here -- my sister her -- her ankle is broken. >> my back is hurting so bad because i came down on my back. my arm, this is hurting so bad. >> certainly could have been far worse
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Oct 3, 2012 1:40am PDT
. but one, beyond the race, the magnitude of what happened, 90% of the city under water, coupled with bad politics, between the mayor, governor, governor and president, all that played a role, i think, in some of the reprehensible scenes you saw after the storm to say it was simile racist is kunld of, underestimated the extent of the problems we saw in '05. so we'll see how this plays tonight. >> he said poor people need help with basic skills, how to shop, how to show up for work on time, how to wear the right clothes, how to act appropriately. and he also said -- we don't need to build highways, out in the suburbs. we should be investing in minority owned businesses in our neighborhoods. >> a lot of politicians pander to the crowd. >> the president's inflection and cadence was different in that video the way he was speaking was different talking to a largely black crowd. but, again, after that jeremiah wright situation, the big controversy of his campaign came out and gave a widely praised speech in philadelphia that called for racial reconciliation. he said, look, as a country we h
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Oct 24, 2012 1:40am PDT
south florida. hail, high winds for minneapolis to kansas city. mix of ran and snow from the dakotas to salt lake city. rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> 50s in seattle and portland. just 33 in billings. 70s in the midwest. 80s across the south. >>> well, halloween is exactly one week away. so, 'tis the season for the living dead to strut their stuff. >> ghoulish creatures packed the streets of key west for the annual zombie bike ride. a lot of scary skeletons, white-faced find friends -- finds, i should say, blood stained cadavers, pedaling along the atlantic ocean. some chose political themes. while others were just plain old creepy. >> the "carnival of corpses" is part of a ten-day festival filled with costumes, contests and of course some street parties as well. i'm sure they had a good old-time. >> that's how they roll in key west. >> always a good party down in key west. >> yes. >>> coming up next -- a rock star, a lady's man, and a guy with a really good head of hair. i knew you were going to go there. juju chang sits down with rod stewart to learn why he say
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 2:30am EDT
city, billings right around 70. >> yankees fans are going to need these. i need one too. >> get the booger off the desk. uh-huh. >>> allergies. derek jeter one of the most productive players in post season. now he is out for the year. i know. it happened during game one of the alcs, yankees/tigers. top of the 12th. fielded the grounder. hit the dirt. wincing in pain. the diagnosis, a season-ending fractured left ankle. >> it is very panful in the first two weeks. good news is this fellow is in tremendous shape, extraordinary athlete. excellent patient from what i have been told. he listens. i don't think the yankees are going to have a hard time moving forward. just bad timing. >> you think? jeter is undergoing tests and seeing specialists. not set in stone yet. he will likely have to undergo, undergo surgery, yeah, manager, joe girardi says he is in good spirits and looking forward to spring training in february. you don't really want your captain to be talking about spring training. >> no. bigger mountains to climb first. national league championship series got under way in san fr
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
. 81 in atlanta. 86 in new or leans. 60s in the central plains. and also from salt lake city over to seattle. >>> by the way, kenneth krausse, put your picture up on facebook, twitter, and see what you look like, have america -- >> did you see the picture? >> this from the guy that didn't recognize that i had specs until about -- three hours into the show the other day. >> sorry. if it's late. >>> all right, ready. this is our favorite story of the day, man. that's right. one of the rare accomplishments in baseball the reason we picked this as our favorite of the day. >> congratulations to miguel cab ra of the detroit tigers, baseball's first triple crown winner in 45 years, since 1967. >> led the american league in the three major offensive categories, batting average. home runs and rbis. cabrera, the 15th player ever to within the triple crown. >> that means the rest of the tigers can get ready to face the as in the first round. joins ted williams, lou gehrig, mickey mantle, hasn't happened since 1967, not in our generation. pretty big deal. >> some of the names. long list, mickey
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
enormous attraction here at dade city's wild things. which says it is the only place in the world where customers can swim, yes, swim with a real live tiger. >> it is a limited time we can do it in florida. you can interact with the tiger until they're 40 pound. >> reporter: it may sound dangerous, randy stern says it is a roaring success. drawing people from as far as iceland. paying $200 for just 30 minutes to cuddle, bottle feed, and of course practice your tiger paddle. >> there you go. when fully grown, a siberian tiger could top 1,000 pound. both didn't seem to mind. >> i never thought i would get to touch one much less swim with one trying to keep up with it, so exciting. >> reporter: so exciting everyone wants in on the action. swimming with wild and potentially dead ll lly critter seems trendy. at out of africa wildlife park in arizona, trainers look on. the whole idea here is to get them to be socialized with humans. animals born in captivity and will die in captivity. matt gutman, florida. >> no, no, no. wild animals. could maul your face. could maul your face off. >> if it t
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Oct 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
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Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
city fire fighter who died that day. the race retraces the path siller took from the brooklyn battery tunnel to world trade center wearing 60 pounds of gear strapped to his back. he ran through the tunnel with all the gear on to a burning building. an amazing guy. >>> a much different kind of competition we'll show you. one that pits man against deer with spectacular results. >> skateboarders, fully equipped with safety gear headed down the mountain, all going well. until a deer seemingly appears out of nowhere. slams into one of those borders. man. >> uh-oh. we're told the deer wasn't injured. the skateboarder probably just still eating dust. got to look out for the deer. >> it is so true. deer crossings, car or skateboarder. looks like a body check. like a hockey check. >> check this out. yeah. >> yeah. >> thank goodness he's okay. looks kind of steep. looks like it falls off a little bit. >> are we sure that the deer is okay? >> i guess we're sure that the skateboarder is okay and the deer apparently ran off with a decent looking stride, so we're assuming rest. >> yes, we have been
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 2:05am EDT
. >> unusually warm actually in philly, new york city and beantown. chicago, minneapolis, in the low 60s. about average this time of year. denver is 15 degrees warmer than usual. 81. phoenix, the hot spot on the map. coming in at 93. >>> bottoms up. >> indeed. >> might want to savor this one a little bit when you find out how much it is going to set you back. >> one of the top bar terndz on the planet has created what is mre believed the world's most expensive cocktail, $8,800 a glass. mixologist salvador calibrese used oldest, priciest spirits, cognac from 1788, 1770, liqueur, and a 1860 cuarcoa, and bitters. >> tequila. >> impressive. >> that was from the 1900s. >> calibrese mixed it at playboy club in london, liquid history in a class. $8,800. cheers. thank you for mixing it up. >> get us some. >> over budget. >>> one ofmost influential senators in years, this morning we remember arlen spector. new pink lemonade 5-hour energy? 5-hour energy supports the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. so i can get the energized feeling i need and support a great cause? i'm sold. pink
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Oct 1, 2012 2:05am EDT
about massive gridlock and detours. according to the city's mayor motorist avoided the area and the repair went smoothly. >> caltranstook add v, took adv the closure. a savings of $150,000 in maintenance costs for taxpayers. >>> anticipated traffic nightmare, dubbed carmageddon two. >>> a look at your weather, atlanta, mobile, tallahassee could see severe weather. wind up to 70 miles an hour. and nice day in the northeast and new england. showers in the carolinas by afternoon. >> hopefully a good day to sleep. i am tired after my big weekend with the college girlfriend. i feel like i could pass out right now. may have to carry me the rest of the show. >>> in southern california, l.a., could push 100 degrees. warmer than usual in phoenix, at 102. 60s, 70s in the nation's midsection. miami where it should be, 89 degrees. >>> all right, well the navy in thailand, latest group to go gangnam style. a few dozen soldiers do their thing there. >> it took three days for the navy to film and ed it this masterpie masterpiece. the sailors wanted to change their usually serious image to somethin
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Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> it is. >> your tuesday forecast. showers in the upper midwest, twin cities, green bay. spreading later to chicago and kansas city. morning sprinkle in the northeast. thunderstorms in florida. scattered showers in bay area. >> of 70s, sacramento, albuquerque. 40s, fargo to minneapolis. 60s, kansas sitty to new york. >> here is a story we are simply head over heels for, or the other way around. trying to figure that out. no matter. either way. >> congratulations to 16-year-old miranda ferguson of dallas, texas. set a new guinness world record, 35 consecutive back handsprings. training for her attempt for about a year. >> it took her all the way from one 15 yard line to the other. she battered the old mark by three full handsprings. so, good for her. that's a flipping great world record. >> don't know how she didn't hurl at the end of that. good going. >> she may have. not going to show you that. you may have seen the massive wreck at the sprint cup car. >> what we can learn, by looking at that mess right there. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ crash into me ♪ crash into
ABC
Oct 25, 2012 1:40am PDT
family owned fire extinguisher business in the city of downey. and the others at a nearby home. the survivors did not recognize the gunman and he does not appear to be a former employee or acquaintance. >>> coco, florida, is making sure people keep their underwear to themselves by forcing them to pull up their pants. city council passed an ordnance declaring saggy pants illegal. it bans pants or shirts that hang more than three inches below the waistline. starting in january, first time violators will be fined 25 bucks. it will run them 50 bucks for a second offense. 100 for a third. >> i vacationed in coco beach, florida, back in high school. >> did you keep your skirt up? >> kept my bikini top up, and bikini bottom up as well. >> there we go, the new face of money. oh, man. >>> all right, well, some sad news all the detroit tigers' fans out there. >> whatever. >> including, paula faris to my left. >> that's right. >> i'm a mild fan. >> oh, oh. >> because it is my home state. >> tempered opinion having lost. the san francisco giants are out to an early world series lead, thanks to
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Oct 10, 2012 1:40am PDT
called music city, but our purposes we'll simply cal "nashville" the new drama that premieres tonight here on abc. >> that's 10:00 p.m./9:00 central here on abc. our los angeles station's reporter of kabc talked to the stars of the show. >> i know you. you're burning up out there, girl. >> oh, thank you. my mama was one of your biggest fans. >> reporter: the new drama series "nashville" takes us inside come the competitive world of the country music business. connie briton plays a veteran artist no longer a fixture at the top of the charts. and hayden panettiere, the brash young, up and comer who will do what it takes to succeed. connie, should we be thinking of people in the country music world who exist now, when we watch the show, reba, miranda lambert or taylor swift? >> i don't think anyone on the show has based the character on some real country performer. i think it would be limiting to us if we were trying to play somebody who is out there in the world. i think we have much more freedom to create these characters that just feel true to our story. ♪ >> reporter: the show is a
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Oct 19, 2012 2:40am PDT
, getting ready for our first "toss up." it's worth $1,000. the category is "proper name," and here we go. [ bell chimes ] and it's rick! carolina panthers. that's it. yeah. a little football reference. rick smith. that's me. trenton, new jersey. yes, sir. capital city. $1,000. a guidance counselor where? at the newgrange school. work with students on the autistic spectrum. i solve problems. well, good for you. and you do some coaching, too? i do a lot of coaching, actually. soccer and winter and spring track. go, cards. big yankee fan. i'm a bleacher creature, is what they call us. so you're out there every game? sundays. that's about 20 a year. well, that's pretty good. yeah. well, it's good to have you here, rick, and wish you a lot of luck on our show. thank you. thank you. you, too, genea. genea thomas is from the bronx, which i believe is in new york, last time i chec yes, it definitely is. what do you do there? i am a youth-services program coordinator at a nonprofit organization on long island, and i love working with youth, and i'm alked. to be a personal fitness trainer. wow. yo
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Oct 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
while the president was hugging those kids >>> this morning on "world news now" -- sandy sets her sights on the east coast. this growing storm could bring floods, wind and even snow to some of america's largest cities. >> this morning, some forecasters fear this storm could be a real halloween monster. it's thursday, october 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> all most to the weekend. happy thursday, everybody, i'm paula faris. >> could be a wet weekend for some, too, that's right. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we'll have much more on what is looking like a growing weather threat for much of the country. let's have a look at other stories we'll follow for you in this half-hour of the show. it its a foot race to the finish. president obama and mitt romney step off on a frenetic tour of battleground states and with another day of course comes some new polls. but these ever-changing numbers may not be the ones that matter. >> i have a feeling we are going to be here deep into the night election night, deep into the next morning i should say. >>
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Oct 22, 2012 3:00am PDT
the northeast. mostly 70s from indianapolis to salt lake city. >>> some incredible video this morning, showing what happens when an unsuspecting pedestrian wanders into the middle of a police chase. >> yes, take a look at this amazing dash cam footage. the young man -- oh -- is already in the middle of street as a speeding squad car comes barreling into him. but get this. amazingly he lands to land on his feet and then he just casually walks away. >> that's unbelievable. lucky for him he was able to think fast enough and jump onto the hood and avoid what could have easily been seriously injury or death. >> yeah. see that jump? >> that jump -- >> saved his life. >> -- saved his life. absolutely right. instead of getting pushed down. he would have hit his head on the pavement. i guess that's how it happens. >> almost like cat-like reflexes. >> yeah. >> i don't know that i would have been able to act that way. >> right. in your mind, you are going "not good." but then you think -- whatever you are saying. then you think to jump. thank goodness he did. >> gosh, smart thinking. >>
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Oct 29, 2012 2:30am EDT
before the storm. an eerie silence in times square with mass transit across new york city halted. ahead of the hurricane. not just mass transit, bus, light rail, amtrak on the east coast, airlines, the city is for all intents and purposes shut down. >> nothing, nothing going on. the scope of the storm is just incredible. forecasters expect high altitude wind to whip through every state east of the mississippi. and as people prepare now to go days without power, we'll have the best advice for coping with the storm and also, staying safe in the aftermath. >> weep were discussing that. that's the worst part. losing power. you want to take a shower. you want to eat. you want to get out of the house you can't. >> trapped. the worst part for so many. >> can't charge your iphone. >> what will you do? >> little break from sandy. we'll run down the best nfl action of the week. and see how we are doing with our picks and how you are doing with yours. a brief break from the storm coverage. >> speaking of sports. we know on the west coast you are loving life right now. congratulations to the
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Oct 31, 2012 2:35am EDT
ork city, mario, between the looding and the winds. was right by a hotel door that completely shattered from he impact. wow, , the shots that were it's really nbelievable. what's it like to get around there? >> it's virtually impossible. have an army of photogs including alec and hilaria who shot from their apartment. some let's get to breaking news. transformed pple water world, histstoric far as the eye can see. and in the ound sky. than 30 dead, boats tossed a megatrail of destruction. >> forecast to be a superstorm and boy was it ever. >> a historic storm in every measure. subways swamped ground zero inundated. repoers up and down the east oast braving thelements. aught in sandy's fury. worst wind that had. >> weather channel meteorologist jim cantore with maria today. feel like it was bad thought it would be? >> maybe a little worse, actually. there's water four feet high in the streets and cars floating round. it was a movie set everywhere ou turned. > rosie o'donnell snapping his pic of her dock in hambles. maria shriver, hyannisport overed in water. w yorkers turning i
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Oct 26, 2012 1:40am PDT
city. >> a mother finds her small children stabbed to death. police say it was the nanny who then turned the knife on herself. it is friday, october 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to get new details of that heartbreaking crime here in new york in just a moment. >>> also this half hour, hurricane sanding is striking fear up and down the east coast. the predictions that have millions of people bracing for a monster mega storm with billion-dollar damages in its wake. >> exactly. the estimate so far, right now. and we are keeping our fingers crossed this thing would head out to sea. now they're saying there is a very slim chance it is going to do that. so this thing is going to hit somewhere along the east coast, probably anywhere -- i think the range is anywhere from sunday until tuesday. a mess for a lot of us in the east. >>> also this half hour, caught on tape. school bus drivers who should be keeping kids safe, of course, but putting children in danger as they bar
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Oct 18, 2012 2:35am EDT
city. >>> the race for the white house, 19 days to go. president obama head to the battleground state of new hampshire today. on the stump in iowa and ohio yesterday. the president reached out to women voters. stressed his support for insurance coverage for contraception and reused a phrase froms to day's debate while criticizing mitt romney's economic plan. you have heard of the fair deal? you have heard of the square deal? mitt romney is trying to sell you a sketchy deal. >> mr. obama's schedule, appearance on jon stewart's show, and he and romney will address a bipartisan dinner here in new york tonight. >>> yesterday, romney was reaching out to women voters. he told crowds in virginia that the president has failed america's women, by not sufficiently boosting the economy. and romney promised that if mr. obama is re-elected it will be more of the same. >> i think it is interesting, with two presidential debates gone, the president still hasn't found an agenda for his second term. we have an agenda for our term. and our agenda is going to get this country working again. >> romney al
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Oct 24, 2012 2:35am EDT
the city of mecca. it is fostering closeness to god. >>> tropical storm sandy is picking up storm this morning with wind hitting 65 miles an hour. sandy is expected to grow into a hurricane by the time it hits jamaica and cuba later this morning and this afternoon. on track to pass over bahamas, thursday and possibly bring rough surf to the east coast. >>> don't panic just yet. it is still days away. don't want to freak people out. sandy. >> we're good at that. >> media is good. not a cat five coming for new york. take a breath. it may not affect us. >> i'm breathing. here is your wednesday weather. feels like it should be thursday doesn't it? >> should be saturday. >>> light morning showers in the northeast. severe storms around minneapolis dashgs mo , des moines. snow in the cascades. showers from seattle done to portland. >> mostly 40s in the northern rockies. 70s in the midwest. 80s. dallas, miami and new orleans. >>> a story that its near and dear to tower hearts. every reporter has at least one embarrassing on-air disaster. so we have some sympathy, empathy in this situation
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Oct 2, 2012 1:40am PDT
city to watch the game. could have won. looked better. an ugly game. >> missed a field goal. >> i know. i know. i was there. watching it it was painful. some of the viewers wrote on facebook, they see your chicago jersey, but you're a native of michigan. where is your love for the tigers? >> you mean the lions? >> the lions. i mean -- i am fresh back. >> here's the quick -- the quick story on that. >> quick, yeah. >> i was a lions' fan, and then wayne fonts, one of the head coaches for the lions when he ran barry sanders into the ground, barry sanders was like no more of this. i was like -- no more. >> there is a history there. i didn't know myself. i was curious. >> i lived, worked in ohio for 12 years. lived and worked in chicago for six years. covered the bears and bengals. >> there we go. i was just curious. you fully answered. >> curious? >> curious. >> coming up -- what steven colbert revealed about himself to oprah winfrey. >> the widespread peanut butter recall, what you need to know about it before you harm yourself or your family. you are watching "world news now." >> an
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Oct 31, 2012 1:40am PDT
fueled a massive fire in queens, one of the most destructive in the history of the city. >> this story is beyond heartbreaking. the wind-driven flames ripped through block after block, destroying more than 100 homes, 111, latest count. firefighters managed to rescue two dozen people. floodwaters kept them from tackling the blaze full on. before it was over, the neighborhood was unrecognizable reduced to nothing but smouldering ash. >> the life got ripped out of you. that's a good description. >> i have over 34 years on the job. i have never seen this before. this amount of devastation. >> amazingly there only a few minor injuries. breezy point was also devastated on 9/11, losing 37 residents, including firefighters in the world trade center. also the home currently to a representative in congress as well. >> take a look at the video. it is apocalyptic, the scenes. in all, 111 homes all burned. they don't know the cause just yet. that is look a movie scene out of there. out of all the horrible scenes we are going to see from the aftermath. the fire in queens, that neighborhood, i
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Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
burgers for the 1%. abc's t.j. winick was sure to take a bite. >> reporter: new york city landmark serendipity 3 known for its decadent deserts like the $1,000 ice cream sundae. cooked up a $295 hamburger even guinness certified it the most expensive in the world. this is white truffle butter infused with ten different herbs. >> reporter: don't forget the bun. in this case, flecked with pure 24 karat gold flakes from switzerland. if you think a $300 burger is over the top, you are not alone. >> $6.66 burger is seasoned. >> reporter: these two men, founders of 666 burger truck aren't big fans of the gourmet burger movement. okay. they hate it. >> well, what could be the best way to really show my disgust short of, you know, burning the places down? >> reporter: his answer, a burger that is both wasteful and useless. his word, not mine. the price tag, $666. the cheese, mockingly melted in champagne steam. the whole thing is wrapped in gold leaf and topped with lobster, truffles, and caviar. >> expensive is easy to do. you just find the most expensive ingredients. throw them together.
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
. it should do well. >> the only way out of that city is the airport. >> reporter: in "argo," ben affleck plays a cia agent who plans to get six americans out of iran. they escaped and found refuge in the home of the canadian ambassador. in this film based on real events, the plan to save lives involves a fake canadian film crew making a fake movie called "argo." ben affleck is the director, the star, and one of "argo's" producers. >> this is the absolute apex of my career thus far. i feel this is the movie -- and i've never said this before -- it's the best movie i've ever been involved with. i'm enormously proud of it. >> if ben called me and asked me, brian, would you -- yes, i'll do it. it was really good. >> "argo" science fantasy adventure. it's a turnaround. >> do we get the option? >> are you worried about the ayatollah? try the wga. >> when you have more than a hundred million people saying it's the best movie they've seen in years, you start thinking maybe it's going to be director. >> who's your director? >> can you teach someone to be a director? >> it's great movie to
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Oct 29, 2012 2:05am EDT
suites, and then you have two other bedrooms, and you have great balconies overlooking the city life of los angeles. >> the two junior suites are generous in size. they both have fireplaces. one has a beautiful view of the los angeles skyline, the other is a view over the pool. the first room to the right of the stairs is a wonderful room. it has a lot of natural light, has its own balcony, whicoverlooks the los angeles skyline. leaving that room, you go into another room whichas a lot of natural light. this bedroom is a wonderful room. the dove gray on the walls complement it, make it very warm and inviting. the stand-on balcony it has is really beautiful. >> the crown jewel of dawnridge estate is a spacious top floor master suite that manages to encompass an indoor/outdoor feel. >> the masr suite is a very large suite. it almost acts as a living room/bedroom, which flows into a spa-like bathroom. >> the master retreat is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass windows with panoramic city views surrounding the suite. you have three balconies. one is the back balcony which overlooks the po
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Oct 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
, chance of tornados around wichita, oklahoma city. >>> summerlike in the south. 80s from dallas to atlanta. midwest and northeast are cold and windy. they'll be in the 50s. mostly 70s in the rockies. >>> well, some might say he has the face only a mother could love. the only problem with that, he's an orphan. >> but this baby walrus would not be alone. the 15-year-old named minnick. did i say that right? he was rescued off the coast of alaska, nursed back to health. now the new york aquarium in brooklyn taking him in. baby mitchic will get used to surroundings and then become part of the aquarium walrus exhibit next spring. very nice mustache. >> have to go see that. almost as good as yours, you don't have one. >> you let me know how the trip is. >>> coming up, surprising news in "the skinny." whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina makes an announcement that will raise eyebrows. >>> big progress on the economic front. looks like the housing market is starting to bounce back. still not the greatest news for some sellers though. it's all next. ♪ our house its a very, very, fine
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Oct 16, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> kansas city, omaha, hovering near 80 degrees. mostly 60s in the midwest and northeast. and 80s across the south. 93 in phoenix. >>> well, the mystery has been solved in that case of that giant blue eyeball. scientists in florida say the eye likely came from a swordfish. but they will need some genetic testing to make sure. >> the eyeball turned up last week on a beach in south florida where fishing for swordfish is common this time of year. they say the swordfish needs an unusually large eye -- i would say so -- for hunting at night and navigating depths to 1,000 feet. they say about the size of a softball. uh-huh. >> mystery solved. bam. in the books. coming up next, we have reported several drug busts recently involving famous folks who were all for some reason arrested in texas. turns out it is actually not a coincidence. why one stretch of road is called "the checkpoint to the stars." >> first, a red hot, bite-sized crunchy treat. why the flaming, cheeto's, flaming hot cheeto's in the cross hairs of some school officials. this story is on fire. next! >> salty. ♪ feeling h
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Oct 1, 2012 2:30am EDT
city if they fell into the wrong hands or hand of terrorists turned up on ebay. "new york post" reporting, a retired new jersey locksmith is selling sets of five keys that can control almost any elevator in new york city, cut power to side scrapers, open subway gates and access construction sites and one world trade center. a reporter working undercover bought a set for $150. scary stuff. a look at your monday forecast. stormy weather moving into alabama, the florida panhandle, parts of georgia, south florida could see a thunderstorm by afternoon. a great day for working outside if you are in new england. >>> cooler air moving into the upper midwest. minneapolis, 70. 10-degree drop from yesterday. this could be the warmest day of the year in san francisco. seattle is pleasant and dry. >>> little weakake-up call for parents. how much tv do you think your kids are watching? a few hours a day. probably a lot more. researchers say, children between the ages of 8 months and 8 years are exposed to nearly four hours of background television every day. and kids in the poorest families
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Oct 23, 2012 2:35am EDT
several big cities here in the u.s. as well as overseas. >> indeed the latest example from warsaw, poland, the smallest one yet. as abc's nick watt reports. >> reporter: sick and tired of your cramped quarters, stretch out and look at this, a sliver of 156 square feet, 36 inches wide in places. shaq might squeeze through the front door but thinking he would get stuck in that bathroom. there is a table for two, cozy, by candlelight. but a bed just for one. >> translator: i think plenty of light is most important says the experimental architect yakov sheknesvy. designed for this guy, edgar carette, an israeli writer reclaiming his polish roots. and how much space do we need? the tiny house movement is gaining some traction. here is poster boy, jay schaeffer. [ inaudible ] ooh, it is small. >> reporter: this model microapartment in san francisco toured by our own cecilia vega. >> you can almost from the bathroom reach in and grab something in the fridge. that's convenient. >> reporter: that place is just 150 square feet. the world's population is exploding. we are getting bigger. wil
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Oct 30, 2012 2:35am EDT
them out to other area hospitals. and in the new york city area. in new york, kimberly richardson, abc news. >> our thanks. what an extraordinary story. another extraordinary story, further to the south, amid the gale-force winds and giant storm waves. incredible drama played out on the open seas today. a high stakes helicopter rescue. after a replica of a 200-year-old ship sailed straight into the wrath of the storm off the coast of the carolinas after a grave miscalculation by the captain who thought it would be safer out at sea than in port. abc's matt gutman has the story from elizabeth city, north carolina. >> its final journey began last week as it headed toward its winter port in st. petersburg. the tall ship, the majestic, made its debut in "mutt knee ine bounty." offscreen, a training ship for sailing. this its. what the ship looks like when buffeted by rough waters. but even before it left port, the bounty changed its course, abc news learned. the captain tacked east hoping to avoid the brunt of hurricane sandy. the captain face booked his reasoning. saying a ship is safer at
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Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
evening showers in new york city. showers and thunderstorms d.c., and the carolinas down through much of florida. >> 50s in the northeast and midwest, and 60s from texas up to the canadian border and 70s along the pacific coast. >>> a little bear cub took a page straight out of "goldy locks," decided a house in arizona was just right. >> a cub was making himself at home, and managing to finish off an entire chocolate cake. good call, little cub. the family called for help and got the little cub out. >> did you see the photo? a guy had a shotgun in his hand, though? >> did he? >> luckily it doesn't come to that. >>> you have never seen a smackdown like this. two cable guys go head to head. you know those two guys. we'll be back with their story right after this. septic disasters are disgusting and costly, but avoidable. the rid-x septic subscriber program helps prevent backups by sending you monthly doses right to your door so you will never forget to maintain your system. sign up at rid-x.com. right after this. >>> i think that's a special theme song for thursday, for those of you that c
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Oct 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
of the country with minneapolis at 41. >>> here in new york city, police say their 911 phone lines lit up last night with reports of blood curdling screams coming from an apartment building. it turned out to be ape mother returning home to find two of her small children stabbed to death in the bathtub and their bleeding nanny holding the knife. this morning that nanny is hospitalized in critical condition and is in police custody. the grim news in city doesn't stop there either. on this friday morning. also here in new york, a veteran cop is under arrest for plotting to kidnap, rape, and torture dozens of women and cook and eat their body parts. investigators uncovered some of the gory details in a police database say they found no evidence that any women have actually been harmed. >> slightly disturbing, and talking with people online to see whether or not he could fit a woman in the oven. big enough if you fold her in half and curl up her legs. >> dark few days. >>> in the race for the white house, our poll shows the governor romney with a slight lead over president obama. >> wit
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Oct 8, 2012 2:30am EDT
after a solution was made with bacteria. the city has been hijacked by those now making cheap copies of safer drugs. >> these individuals are no different than counterfeiters. instead of manufacturing a fake roleex, they are manufacturing fake drugs. >> and one family is praying she will pull through. >> it's just hard to see your mother. >> reporter: that recall affects more than 1,000 products, everything from drugs to simple vitamins but the company is saying there's no reason to think the other products are contaminated. >> your heart has to go out to the families, and watching his mother, elderly, battling that. and you may be impacted by this, head age, fever, tphaurba, and discomfort from bright lights, and those that have been impacted are suffering strokes on top of that, so it's very serious. >> this strain is very rare, and it's different than the typical strains than men kwraoupb skwraoeutious, but it's not contagious. >> yeah. can't be spread from person to person, but so far 32 cases in tennessee, and 20 in michigan, and then we also have 18 in virginia as well. so hopeful
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Oct 15, 2012 3:00am PDT
shuttle "endeavour," reaching its final resting spot in the city of angels. after zooming through space 25 times, "endeavour" inched its way from l.a.x. to california science center at just a paltry rate of 2 miles an hour. hundreds of trees, in fact, had to be cut down. traffic signals moved to make way for the massive wing span. "endeavour" arrived to a cheering crowd more than a half day behind schedule. but, again, it is finally home. >> mm-hmm. >>> tributes are pouring in this morning for former senator arlen specter. moderate republican turned democrat from pennsylvania who served 30 years in the senate, died yesterday of complications of nonhodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 82. specter, known for being independent, and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell is among those remembering his integrity. >> i came out of law school as a young assistant d.a., and he taught me a lot about what i know about teaching me about discipline, teaching me about staying focused, teaching me about the value of preparation. he was prepared as anyone can be. >> again, that was ed rendell. spec
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